Sadia Galinhada Traditional Brazilian Chicken Rice Recipe

Galinhada (Traditional Brazilian Chicken Rice)

Soup Spoon Chef Anna

Chef Anna

Owner of The Soup Spoon and a self-taught cook, Chef Anna's is known for her unique and worldly dish creations. She strongly believes in clean eating and loves re-creating different flavors of signature dishes inspired from her travels and experiences across the globe. 

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Serving size


Preparation time

1 hr


  • 2 Sadia chicken thighs, skin on
  • 2 Sadia chicken drumsticks, skin on
  • 2 Sadia chicken drumlets / wings, skin on 300g white rice
  • 600g chicken stock (If making own chicken stock, add more salt if necessary. Recommended amount: 5g salt)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • A pinch of ground cumin
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley, freshly chopped


  1. Season the chicken, skin on, with turmeric, 2 tbsp salt, pepper, vinegar and let it marinate overnight.
  2. In a hot pan, add the olive oil, then the chicken, with skin on the bottom of the pan. Fry until the skin is crispy. Remove the chicken.
  3. In the same pan, add the onion, then garlic, and sauté till fragrant. Add the tomatoes, to- mato paste, 2 tbsp salt and rice. Mix well.
  4. Pour the rice mix into the rice cooker and add the crispy chicken on top. Pour chicken stock in and ensure that it covers content completely. Cook according to rice cooker’s settings.
  5. Serve with parsley as garnish.